Dana White has confirmed that Conor McGregor is working towards making his return to the UFC octagon, despite announcing his ‘retirement’ last month.
It does appear as though White has done quite a significant u-turn on the future of the Irishman after seemingly wishing him the best in his retirement upon seeing that now-infamous tweet.
In an interview he gave today, however, Dana made it clear that things are back on track as far as Conor McGregor is concerned.
Speaking to CNN, the UFC president had this to say on the future of the former two-weight world champion.
“Conor McGregor will fight again.
“Conor likes to be in a position where he holds the cards and he does what he wants to do. And, you know, he and I figure out how to work together and how to make it all happen.”
“Me and Conor communicate every day. We’ve been talking all this week. Things are good with Conor and I and we’ll get something figured out soon.
This will no doubt leave many people wondering what the point of the entire ‘retirement’ was but regardless of that fact, it does appear as though the biggest star in the sport is as motivated to return as we were led to believe directly before he sent out that infamous tweet.
“He lost to the greatest boxer, arguably of all time, in a boxing match. Conor, was [in] his first boxing match and he did really really well. [He] earned a lot of respect from people from that fight.
“Then, the next fight that he lost was [against] Khabib, who is the champion, undefeated and the best guy in the world right now.
“So, it’s not like he lost to some guys that were eight-nine-ten. He lost to two of the best in the world in their sports. So, yes, Conor McGregor is still very much relevant and very much in the game.”
“Obviously I think everybody would like to see the fight with him and Khabib again.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena